The Vancouver Island Motorsport Circuit has donated $500 to the Salvation Army’s Christmas kettle campaign. Pictured, from left, is Don Bazinet, local kettle coordinator, and the VIMC’s Marie Baynton and Paul Rossmo. Bazinet said people are still needed to fill about 90 two-hour shifts at the local kettles before Christmas. To volunteer, call 250-732-8988. (Robert Barron/Citizen)

Vancouver Island Motorsport Circuit donates $500 to the Salvation Army’s kettle campaign

The Vancouver Island Motorsport Circuit donated $500 to the Salvation Army’s Christmas kettle campaign, Thursday, Nov. 30, but the campaign still needs more community support.

Bazinet said people are still needed to fill about 90 two-hour shifts at the local kettles before Christmas.

To volunteer, call 250-732-8988.

Some additional help has already come from the Motorsport Circuit, who are not only supporting the Salvation Army with a financial donation, but also manning the kettle at Canadian Tire for seven days, starting Thursday, Nov. 30.

The Motorsport Circuit is also hosting a Christmas Open House at the motorsport circuit on Sunday, Dec. 17, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. The entire Cowichan Valley is invited to visit the circuit, see Santa, enjoy carolers and music, Christmas cookies and treats, go-kart rides for kids, tours of the facility, and a circuit taxi for adults.

Donations to the Salvation Army are encouraged, and the Motorsport Circuit will match those donations.

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